Every other year, the library offers a research opportunity funded by the Gustavus Library Associates. The Lindell Scholar receives a $1,200 award upon successful completion of the project. Because of the time commitment involved, applicants are strongly recommended to apply for independent study credit during the spring semester. Each project has a different focus. This year, the successful applicant will work with Barbara Fister to collect material and curate a digital exhibit.
Student Voices @ Gustavus
This digital humanities project will provide students, past and present, a chance to contribute their stories to a curated, edited public history project. The Lindell Scholar will use digital tools to collect personal narratives and visual material from current students and alumni, create a web-based timeline, select submitted material and historical materials from the College Archives and student publications for inclusion, and pull it all together in a public digital exhibit.
The successful applicant will have strong project management skills, excellent writing ability, and a willingness to explore and use digital tools to create a multimedia project on a tight deadline.
To apply, send a statement of your interest, including information about related coursework, experience, and qualifications as well as a letter of reference from a faculty member to Jeannie Peterson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 2nd.
Photos courtesy of the College Archives and Gustavus Media Relations.